Mam if appendix does not have any work during digestion then why is it present in our body? Does it have any function???
Earlier the appendix was considered to be a vestigial organ, but today, the appendix is recognized as a highly specialized organ with a rich blood supply. The appendix contains a high concentration of lymphoid follicles. These are highly specialized structures which are a part of the immune system.Among adult humans, the appendix is thought to be involved primarily in immune functions. During the early years of development, the appendix has been shown to function as a lymphoid organ, assisting with the maturation of B lymphocytes and in the production of the immunoglobulin A (IgA) antibodies. The function of the appendix appears to be to expose white blood cells to the wide variety of antigens, or foreign substances, present in the gastrointestinal tract.